Did you know that each year your home protects you from tons of dirt that falls from outer space onto the earth? Add the torrential winds that kick up dirt and debris, the falling rain that allows the dirt to stick to your home, and you can see how the walkways, decks, and siding can get so dirty and grimy each year. It is also easy to see how your house’s siding can become dented, cracked, or broken. Here are some simple ways to make sure your home’s siding is secure enough to protect the building – and you.
Washing Away Dirt
A power washer can use water to spray away pollutants that collect on the top layer of your home’s siding, but it can also wash away the dirt that settles into the cracks between sheets of siding. By removing the silt, dirt, and other debris that settles on you home, you can protect the siding and add years to its lifetime.
Repairing Damage Problems
Over time, damage can appear in sections of your home’s siding. It could be a horrible wind that ripped a section, ice that popped a panel loose, or heat that warped a piece. Instead of finding a temporary solution that won’t work to keep problems out, call in the siding contractors Lake County IL to fix the broken or damaged panels of the siding and keep your home’s envelop tight.
Caulking Open Areas
As your home shifts under torrential winds and heavy rains, the edges where your home meets the siding may become frayed or open. When that happens, make sure you close and seal the area with a special caulking. This can prevent pest infestations and unwanted water from entering the area.
Keeping the siding on your home safe and secure can keep your home dry all winter long. Use the three tips listed above to make sure your home is protected.